HC Deb 01 June 1905 vol 147 cc442-3
MR. O'DOWD (Sligo, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he can say when the arrangements for the sale to tenants of the Gore Booth Estate, situate in Lavagh, near Tubbercurry, county Sligo, will receive the sanction of the Estates Commissioners; whether he is aware that the only evicted tenant on the estate, John Quinn, has entered into an arrangement with the present occupier of his farm, Edward Layng, and that the latter agrees to surrender the farm on being paid a cash compensation; and whether, seeing that this agreement has been duly signed by both parties, and that all classes in the district are anxious for an amicable settlement of this question, steps will be taken to have it finally settled and the tenant reinstated.


A detailed inspection of the holdings has yet to be made before advances can be sanctioned. As to the remainder of the Question, I beg to refer to the Answer which I gave to the hon. Member's Question of April 17th†.